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Georgia football: Closer look at today's game against Vanderbilt

VANDERBILT (2-3, 1-1 SEC) at Georgia (2-4, 1-3), 12:21 p.m. (FOX-54)

Line: Georgia by 15.

Series Record: Georgia leads 50-18-2, including 17-7 in Athens.

Last Meeting: 2009, Georgia, 34-10 in Nashville.

WHAT’S AT STAKE

In most years, Georgia can mark this down as an automatic win. This hasn’t been most years up to this point. Georgia finally got momentum with last week‘s 41-14 rout of Tennessee. The Bulldogs need to keep that going.

KEY MATCHUP

Georgia’s running game vs. Vanderbilt’s defense. With starter Caleb King suspended for this game, Georgia turns to Washaun Ealey, who has shown a troubling knack for fumbling inside the opponent’s 5-yard line. Vanderbilt DE Tim Fugger is among the nation’s leaders with four forced fumbles this season.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Vanderbilt: LB Chris Marve hopes to return today. He suffered a knee injury in the Oct. 2 loss to Connecticut. He was the team’s leading tackler.

Georgia: Georgia QB Aaron Murray. He earned SEC Freshman of the Week after accounting for four touchdowns in the win over Tennessee — two rushing and two passing.

FACTS & FIGURES

Georgia has won 14 of the past 15 meetings. Vanderbilt’s lone win during that time came in 2006. Vandy won 24-22 in Athens. … With wins today and next Saturday, the Bulldogs would be back to .500 for the Florida game. … Georgia will be without RB King, who was suspended for two games this week after being arrested for failing to appear in court to pay a speeding ticket. … Vanderbilt is coming off a 52-6 win over Eastern Michigan.

— Kevin Price

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